Lifelong learning

How do we ensure everyone has a fair chance to access lifelong learning?

 

What are the most effective ways to engage people in learning?

Lifelong learning has many benefits, including helping people to find work and build a career; improving health and wellbeing; and supporting community engagement and active citizenship. Its importance is growing as longer life expectancy combines with a rapidly changing economy and society.

However, participation in learning has fallen over the last decade with large inequalities in access to learning by age, socioeconomic group, region and nation, and prior educational attainment. Our work is focused on understanding patterns of participation in learning, researching the benefits, and developing ways to engage people in learning.

Our areas of work in lifelong learning

Want to know more?

For further information about our work on lifelong learning contact: Joyce Black, deputy director research and development